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Outer Island Growth Centres

Our Role

SMEC was engaged on both phases of the project.

SMEC’s services included:

  • Review of the draft Kiritimati Island Development Plan
  • Poverty and social analysis in accordance with ADB requirements
  • Socioeconomic surveys
  • Design and implementation of a Participation and Community Awareness Program

Project Overview

The objective of this project was to prepare a long-term strategic, sustainable urban development plan for of Kiribati Island encompassing economic, social and environmental factors. The project was delivered under two phases.

Phase I comprised preparation of a feasibility study for the development of Kiribati Island and recommendations of priority projects for selected outer island growth centres.

Phase II included preparation of a detailed investment plan for implementation of the development strategy.

Project outputs included:

  • Proposed land use management and legislative systems
  • Identification of required infrastructure, services, and support facilities to support economic development
  • Identification of social issues relating to the proposed development plan
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Preparation of preliminary designs, cost estimates and a financing plan
  • Identification of procurement needs
  • Identification of project beneficiaries
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA)
  • Identification of land needs and institutional and regulatory changes required for each project
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